Hotpoint Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Hotpoint are one of the most popular UK brands of dishwashers and are owned by appliance giant Indesit. As a result the different parts and the design layouts of  Hotpoint dishwashers are shared across several different models and brands, so replacement parts are cheap, easy to find and there is a no lack of troubleshooting tips, support and information about the various common problems that a Hotpoint dishwasher might have.

There are a number of faults which any dishwasher might suffer from, below is some advice looking at the problems that a Hotpoint dishwasher inparticular might have, how it displays the fault and some Hotpoint dishwasher troubleshooting guidance to help you fix the problem.

As with any dishwasher, Hotpoint dishwashers display an error code when a fault has been detected. Here are some of the most common error codes that you might expect to see if you are having problems with your dishwasher. Its worth noting that these error codes are helpful for pointing you to the symptom of the dishwashers fault, not necessarily the cause. So these error codes shouldn’t be considered as a definite guide to what the problem is with your Hotpoint dishwasher, but rather as a general guide to help point you in the right direction when dishwasher troubleshooting.

  • Error Code F10 – The dishwasher is taking to long to either fill or to drain. Basic troubleshooting here might solve the problem so check that the water inlet and drainage pipes are not kinked or blocked in anyway. Ensure the inlet valve from the water supply (under the sink) is switched on. Remove the filters from the basin of the dishwasher (clean them if necessary) and check that the drain below the filters is not blocked.
  • Error Code F11 – The Dishwasher is taking too long to get up to the required temperature. Dishwashers heat up water internally using a heating element which is located in the basin of the dishwasher. These elements can develop faults from time to time and may need replacing. A faulty temperature sensor may also cause this problem.

For further assistance please have a look at our page about common dishwasher problems and our general dishwasher troubleshooting guide.